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Temporary, part-time position from 15 Nov 2023 to 15 December 2023 approximately 20 hours per week

Pay: £14 per hour, plus benefits

The London Sejong Institute (LSI) is seeking to appoint a temporary, part-time Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will provide a wide range of administrative duties to the LSI Office and will perform a variety of tasks, projects and activities to support smooth running of processes across the LSI programme. The Administrative Assistant will be acting as a first point of contact for queries and support for the LSI related programme. The Administrative Assistant will report to the LSI Director.

The Administrative Assistant will have the ability to take a planned and structured approach to work and be able to create effective working relationships with a wide range of University colleagues, students and external contact. Excellent written and numerical skills both in Korean and English are essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Hancom document is required. Candidates must be highly motivated, organised and resilient.

Richmond is an equal opportunities employer. A Basic level DBS check is required for this position.

Closing date: 8th November 2023

Interview dates: 10th November 2023

To apply for this role, please email your CV and supporting statement which outlines qualifications and relevant experience together with details of two references to

Note: Applications are welcome from international students studying in the UK, however, please be aware that UK government regulations stipulate that students are normally entitled to work for up to a maximum of 20 hours in total per week; the maximum working hours cover all employment and voluntary work in aggregate.


Please note that while submitted applications will be acknowledged, we are unable to provide individual feedback to applicants.

Job Description



Temporary, part-time, fixed-term contract

Reports to: The London Sejong Institute Administrative Assistant reports to the London Sejong Institute (LSI) Director.


Summary: The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the London Sejong Institute programme and will assist with the smooth running of administrative and support processes across the programme.


Main duties:

  • provide a broad range of administrative services;

  • accounting preparation and report submission;

  • assist the LSI Director with the running of support processes across the LSI programme;

  • assist with the co-ordination of various activities;

  • communicate with LSI students via email;

  • respond to general enquiries;

  • perform additional duties as assigned by the LSI Director;

  • adhere to and promote the University’s health and safety, and data protection policies

    and procedures.


Your principal place of work will be the University's campus at Chiswick Park. You may also be permitted to work at such other place or places on a temporary basis as shall be agreed with the University from time to time.

Special Note: A Basic Level Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this position. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

General: The above responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of the LSI Director and shall include other responsibilities as the LSI Director may from time to time assign. The LSI Director may also, at her discretion, reassign some of the above responsibilities. The LSI Director will work with the Administrative Assistant to co-ordinate work and resolve problems and will evaluate the performance of the Administrative Assistant.

Person Specification:

The Administrative Assistant will be required to show evidence of the following experience, skills, capabilities and aptitudes:


  • fluency in Korean and English, both written and oral;

  • proficiency in utilising MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Hancom document;

  • highly organised with the ability to take a planned and structured approach to work;

  • the ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of University

    colleagues, students and external contacts;

  • able to work quickly and accurately, sometimes under pressure;

  • excellent written and numerical skills;

  • ability to work well independently and as part of a team;

  • flexibility and a proactive approach to work;

  • discretion and intercultural sensitivity;

  • educated to A Level or higher or equivalent working experience.

Date Reviewed: October 2023

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